The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has stepped up their mission to reduce a massive tax deficit, by initiating a campaign with the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to prosecute non-compliant taxpayers who have failed to submit returns. This was announced in the media release dated 16 April 2018, indicating various court cases covering multiple parts of South Africa.
The statement reads that, “prominent South Africans” as well as normal taxpayers are being targeted for prosecution, and as of April 2018, over 36 dockets have been handed over to the NPA. If found guilty, taxpayers WILL end up with a criminal record and sanction includes prison and / or penalties of 200% and / or administrative penalties which can be R16,000 per month.
This will be extended to all taxpayers, as SARS has made it very clear that outstanding tax returns will no longer be tolerated and those who are non-compliant should expect the full force of tax law.
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